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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffAuntie Imperial Date: Mar 8, 2011 9:46am
Forum: audio Subject: Your site is FUCKING UP MY 128kbps AUDIO!

http://www.archive.org/details/tth_110308

FTP uploaded, and all appeared to go normally.

This is the SECOND TIME since 'maintenance' this has happened. It has NEVER happened before. I'm going to rename one piece 'damaged.mp3' and leave it onsite for your perusal. Hopefully, the re-derivation will not 'fix' it.

The procedure I will follow: http upload, manually re-tag all items and change the audio type to VBR because the flash uploader DOES NOT correctly pass along the filetype or acknowledge standard audio tags. Then I will manually re-derive the files to add the tags.

I also see this message: "The item you are trying to edit does not have metadata or the metadata is not parseable.
It will need to be rebuilt or fixed first." every other time I attempt to edit the item... again this began occurring after 'maintenance'.

Finally, the identifier.jpg is not appearing on the left sidebar since that time.

FIX THIS!

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Poster: high flow Date: Mar 8, 2011 10:12am
Forum: audio Subject: Re: Your site is FUCKING UP MY 128kbps AUDIO!

Not that it is any of my beeswax, but if you want the volunteers here to help you upload to their free archive, you might try being a bit more friendly.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffAuntie Imperial Date: Mar 8, 2011 10:16am
Forum: audio Subject: Re: Your site is FUCKING UP MY 128kbps AUDIO!

I've BEEN nice (AAMOF I've helped them troubleshoot issues they've had over the years).

But this is simply unacceptable.

An upload site SHOULD NEVER damage the upload. Period.

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Poster: high flow Date: Mar 8, 2011 10:32am
Forum: audio Subject: Re: Your site is FUCKING UP MY 128kbps AUDIO!

OK. I understand. I just think there is probably a better solution than all-caps F-bombing. I hope this problem is resolved for you soon.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffAuntie Imperial Date: Mar 8, 2011 11:31am
Forum: audio Subject: Re: Your site is FUCKING UP MY 128kbps AUDIO!

OK... as a "Last Gasp" attempt I re-uploaded the files as 192k VBR files, and there's no difference in outcome.

EDIT: The 01_nws file now plays correctly, the 02_tth file is still exhibiting playback problems, as if it were some non-standard bitrate the player doesn't understand (FF sounding)

The site's upload facility, if not the deriver, as far as I can tell, is broken, along with the files uploaded. The player can't even recognize the correct playing time of the files when the processing is done.

This post was modified by Auntie Imperial on 2011-03-08 19:31:58

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Poster: Edsel Date: Mar 8, 2011 10:35am
Forum: audio Subject: Re: Your site is FUCKING UP MY 128kbps AUDIO!

Uh, without knowing exactly what you have done, I will say that simply changing an MP3 file extension to VBR is not the same as encoding the file as VBR.
Just felt the need to state the obvious I guess.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffAuntie Imperial Date: Mar 8, 2011 10:41am
Forum: audio Subject: Re: Your site is FUCKING UP MY 128kbps AUDIO!

The http uploader does not recognize 128kbps audio files as being such requiring that I manually change the filetype on the details page. Also, since VBR mp3s apparently have a different tag location in the file structure itself I have to manually reinsert the tags and re-derive them in the item manager ('remove all derived').

FWIW the problem is still there on the third upload, and the files are perfectly fine before upload. I'm self-hosting them right now and they download/stream just fine.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Mar 8, 2011 11:27am
Forum: audio Subject: Re: Your site is FUCKING UP MY 128kbps AUDIO!

they should give you YOUR UCKING ONEY ACK

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffAuntie Imperial Date: Mar 8, 2011 11:34am
Forum: audio Subject: Re: Your site is FUCKING UP MY 128kbps AUDIO!

I've spent most of my life volunteering for a variety of things from the five years of daily new posting I do for a syndicated newscaster to 20 years in the sound reinforcement industry of which much of it was underpaid, or donated time for various good causes (15 years of remote broadcast engineering from the Monterey Jazz Festival for a local public radio station... gratis), and I've NEVER accepted that volunteer should be synonymous with unprofessional, nor did any organization I ever volunteered to work with.

BTW, I've noticed your troll-like comments on at least one of my pages here, and your snideness and backhanded criticism is duly ignored.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Mar 14, 2011 11:29am
Forum: audio Subject: Re: Your site is TROLLING UP MY 128kbps SPAM!

LOL

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffAuntie Imperial Date: Mar 8, 2011 12:15pm
Forum: audio Subject: Re: Your site is FUCKING UP MY 128kbps AUDIO!

I FINALLY got both uploaded and working after six attempts.

The last and longer of the files was uploaded via the http uploader without the use of the flash 'features'.

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Poster: bunnyknows714 Date: Mar 14, 2011 8:49pm
Forum: audio Subject: Re: Your site is FUCKING UP MY 128kbps AUDIO!

I'm a new member and not a troll and have to agree that your "f bombs" and tantrums undermine your experience, expertise and years of volunteering. We expect that on Myspace, not this site.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffAuntie Imperial Date: Mar 14, 2011 8:57pm
Forum: audio Subject: Re: Your site is FUCKING UP MY 128kbps AUDIO!

After a few years of uploading 5 days a week you might feel differently when your 2 hour task turns out to take half the day with no helpful response from on site staff.

As far as 'f-bombs' go... You generally won't find them in my writings anywhere but the site WAS "Fucking Up" my audio... A whole new level of fubar after five years of mostly unproblematicic uploads followed by, sometimes months of glitches that go unresolved.

Screwing up uploads IS NOT something that should go unresolved.

FWIW, I'M STILL WAITING for an explanation from staff why simple jscript embeds are no longerr allowed yet the legacy ones continue to work (lest one actually attempts to edit the detail page) but for some reason Sitemeter embeds are usable... and #name tags now get stripped from the detail pages.

Thess changes were absolutely un-noted and undocumented.

Is it a problem? Is it intentional? Who knows?

Archive.org is a internet treasure, but the staff can be utterly unresponsive when things go wrong. "F-bombs" are for those times.

That's all I have to say about it.